Colorado College

The Department of Political Science at Colorado College is hiring for an Assistant Professor in International Relations. We are open to areas of expertise, but particularly welcome expertise in issues of global health, human rights, the global south, and/or development, or work which considers global and transnational issues through the lenses of class, gender, and/or race. Crucial to the position is the potential for excellence in scholarship as well as a commitment to providing students with a liberal education.

Colorado College is committed to becoming an anti-racist institution. Through our anti-racism initiative, we are working to foster an intellectually rigorous and inclusive environment in which students and employees of diverse backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives can learn and work.
Candidates should identify the ways in which they can contribute to these goals.

Colorado College has a distinctive academic program, the Block Plan, in which professors teach, and students take, one course at a time. Each block is three and a half weeks long, with an academic year of eight and a half blocks. The average teaching load is five blocks per year, with an addition block overseeing senior research. Faculty can apply for a limited number of release blocks, as well as various sources of funding, to pursue research.

Applicants should submit the following by October 15th, 2020: 1) a cover letter; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a statement of research goals; 4) a statement of pedagogical principles; 5) evidence of teaching effectiveness (including syllabi and evaluations); 6) graduate transcripts; 7) a dissertation abstract; 8) a sample of scholarly publications, and 9) three letters of recommendation to (CC employment posting URL).

Given the current pandemic, we are happy to entertain alternative interviewing arrangements.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: Colorado College is an equal opportunity employer committed to increasing the diversity of its community. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, gender identity or expression, disability, or sexual orientation in our educational programs and activities or our employment practices.

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